Last year, students were limited to drive-through graduations. This year, they get to celebrate in person.
Students organizing the Poly Green Schools Campaign want all the district’s campuses to run on 100% clean, renewable energy.
Long Beach Unified confirmed that it is in the planning stages for hosting in-person high school graduations this year at Veterans Stadium.
The decision to revoke those powers was a celebratory one—a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic is waning.
This week’s deal signals a remarkable turnaround for the city’s largest employer and largest workforce, which a year ago was bracing for the possibility of mass layoffs as the state’s economy was in disarray due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All 85 LBUSD campuses are now open, 409 days after schools closed on March 13, 2020. In all, about 30,000 of the district’s roughly 69,000 students chose to return to campus.
The teachers voted overwhelmingly to ratify, with 81.1% of those who voted casting their vote to ratify, and 18.9% voting against.
Even though many students opted to stay home to close out the semester, the mood for many who returned to campus this week was celebratory.
Melinda Vann has helped students cross a busy stretch of Willow Street between Los Coyotes Diagonal and Woodruff Avenue for more than a decade.
Long Beach Unified School District teachers have gone from fearing layoffs to reaching a tentative agreement this week for raises.